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A New Trailer for ‘Incredibles 2’ Has Arrived and It’s Actually Kind of Awesome

I’m a HUGE fan of The Incredibles. I mean, as a child I used to watch The Incredibles nearly every single day and it just brought me SO much joy that no other animated film had ever provided me. It was, and still is, one of the best superhero movies I have ever seen but its ending practically begged for a sequel that, unfortunately, never came. As the years went by and I got older the hope for an Incredibles sequel continued to dwindle and after a while I began to accept the fact that there would never be another Incredibles film.

Then Disney finally decided to revive the incredible (see what I did there? :)) franchise and bring out a sequel fourteen years since it debuted back in 2004 and even though I’ll be twenty this year I couldn’t be more excited. Just hearing the classic Incredibles music again brings back all of those memories of me sitting with my younger sister in front of my television getting chills and watching this fascinating animated superhero flick that was perfectly constructed from beginning to end. So, on that note, an official trailer for the sequel premiered this past weekend and I’m excited to share it with you. Enjoy!

I have to admit, I didn’t like the teaser that much but this trailer is actually pretty good. It’s emitting that special thing that The Incredibles had but now the story is switched around as Mr. Incredible has to become a stay-at-home dad, which is hilarious looking already by the way, and Elastigirl has to go save the world and bring superheroes back into the spotlight. I loved all of the family interaction in the trailer, I loved seeing that Frozone will probably play a bigger role in the movie this time around, I highly enjoyed the humor in the trailer, and I loved seeing that there will undoubtedly be plenty of action in the film. I have a very good feeling about this movie now. And the most exciting moment, for me, from the trailer was seeing the new villain, Screenslaver.

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He actually looks kind of scary which is perfect because that’s how an Incredibles villain is supposed to be. What made The Incredibles so awesome was the fact that the antagonist was actually a worthy opponent. He wasn’t easy to defeat and he brought a lot of trouble to the Incredibles. The fact that they showed this new villain, Screenslaver, at the very end of the trailer shows that there’s a lot more to this movie than meets the eye. Yay! Wow, am I starting to legitimately get excited for this movie? I think I am.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an incredible day.

A New Trailer and Poster for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Has Arrived

Last night during American Idol the second trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story finally debuted and for the most part, I enjoyed it. Check it out:

So, here’s how I feel about this trailer and what it means for the movie.

The Negatives

I LOVE Star Wars as you can probably tell from my blog but I’m also very picky as well. I love Star Wars when it’s great and I only like Star Wars when it’s kind of mediocre. This movie seems to revolve in the realm of being great and mediocre at the same time and this is why.

1. The Music

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Music is highly important for movie trailers. Music mainly illustrates the tone of a film but it also can make or break a trailer. I feel that the music for this trailer both made and broke this trailer. In the teaser the music was my favorite aspect of the trailer, along with the visuals of course. In this trailer I like the music at first with that country-western tang at the beginning and then it gets a little, well, fast paced and regular. I’ve seen many trailers with this action-based music and for the most part those movies usually turned out to be alright but not great. Now this is Star Wars we’re talking about and I know this won’t be the actual music of the movie but the fact that they put it to the trailer is a tad bit worrying.

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This ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ TV Spot Will Get You SO PUMPED!

With Black Panther recently surpassing Titanic in domestic box office sales and Avengers: Infinity War coming out in less than three weeks a new tv spot for Infinity War has been released that showcases a lot more from Wakanda and it will get you SO EXCITED!!!!! Here it is:

Oh my goodness, this tv spot is so awesome that it’s kind of better than the newest trailers. That Wakandan war chant is going to be so incredible in IMAX that I’m getting chills just thinking about it.

This movie is going to blow people’s socks off simply because there are so many amazing heroes in one movie. It’s got Black Panther in all of his kingly glory, Captain America with his rugged new awesomeness, a cured Bucky, cool blond Black Widow, superbly tremendous Doctor Strange, Iron Man! Gosh, I could go on and on but that would distract from the point, the tv spot.

Black Panther was already a great movie but it looks like Marvel is going to take that Wakandan awesomeness to the NEXT level with this film and I am just ready to see this movie that I’ve been waiting years to finally see. And I loved the humorous ending to the tv spot. General Okoye is so serious but she does know how to be funny at times. Ha! A StarBucks in Wakanda, that’s a hilarious thought.

Oh, and it was great seeing Shuri in the middle of the action as well. Wow, can I get anymore excited? This film is going to be so ridiculously awesome and I’m patiently counting down the days.

I hope this tv spot made you as excited as it made me and I thank you for reading. Have a great day and Wakanda Forever!

Should the Marketing for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Get Me Worried or Excited?

The Last Jedi has just come out on Blu-Ray (yay!) and while I’m still trying to absorb the film and all of its extra behind-the-scenes features my mind is, of course, moving ahead to the newest installment, Solo: A Star Wars Story and yet there’s nothing to think about. The teaser for the movie came out over a month ago after a trailer for it debuted at the Super Bowl and there was an article about it Entertainment Weekly but besides that it’s kind of been crickets. So, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

One of my pet peeves is when a production company starts marketing their movie way too far in advance. It shows that the production company doesn’t have faith in their film garnering enough viewers to give it a decent opening weekend at the box-office and so they hammer you with their upcoming movie for months nonstop, preventing you from forgetting it’s coming out into theaters at a certain date. Solo, however, is not doing that. In fact, they’re doing the exact opposite by barely publicizing it all and it’s honestly starting to worry me.

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After The Last Jedi debuted its teaser during the Star Wars celebration last April news about the movie was scarce but it still remained relevant as they marketed it throughout the year with the 40 year anniversary issue in Vanity Fair, the releasing of new vehicles and planets from the movie, etc. Then when the time came to really start marketing the movie after they debuted the trailer they did, releasing tv spot after tv spot and really getting all Star Wars fans hyped for this new installment in the franchise.

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Now it’s Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s time to ramp up its publicity and as I write this there’s still nothing happening in the marketing department for the movie and it’s April 1! If I wasn’t a Star Wars fan I would have no idea this movie was coming on May 25 and that’s terrible. A second trailer should be on the way soon but as it stands I’m legitimately getting worried about this film’s chances of being good.

The secrecy surrounding The Last Jedi was palpable. LucasFilm knew they had all of us Star Wars fans wrapped around their pinky finger because we were still salivating from The Force Awakens and so they didn’t have to pound us with marketing for the movie because we were going to watch it regardless of trailers or marketing whatsoever. They just had to prevent details of the movie from leaking. It doesn’t feel like LucasFilm has the same confidence for this next standalone Star Wars film.

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It took FOREVER for the first teaser to finally come out and when it did I was pleasantly surprised. The movie, at least, was visually enticing and while this new Han Solo definitely wasn’t what I expected he’s not terrible…at least not yet he isn’t. With Alden Ehrenreich’s strongly different version of the iconic smuggler it shows that LucasFilm is taking the character beyond the mold of Harrison Ford which I’m okay with, to a certain degree. Everyone else in the movie I am legitimately excited to see and I’m just hoping that Solo won’t be the Anakin of this movie ruining what could’ve been a fantastic Star Wars Story.

As it stands, the marketing for Solo is making me more worried about the movie than excited but, of course, I might just be freaking out for no apparent reason. The new trailer will undoubtedly be here soon and I’m hoping it’ll blow my socks off. If it doesn’t and it’s somehow worse than the teaser I will be truly bummed. But Disney knows how to market their movies to make you excited to see them. The Last Jedi just came onto Blu-Ray, Avengers: Infinity War is coming out in a few weeks, and I’m guessing they’re just making sure that Solo doesn’t completely dominate all movie discussion and drown out Avengers: Infinity War before the movie comes out. I don’t know, we’ll see.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you and, if you celebrate this holiday, Happy Easter!

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Has a Teaser Trailer!

I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I mean I can’t tell you the names of every single side character or fascinating creature in the movies but I have seen every single film and I have loved them all. When Harry Potter was officially over it was a little bittersweet considering that I had practically grown up with the movies but now, with this Fantastic Beasts series the Wizarding World is not gone and I’m definitely pleased about that.

Now I watched Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them at home last year and I did not like it at all. At first I did, considering that the movie was taking place in a different time, a different location than that of Hogwarts, and followed the stories of adults this time around rather than children and teenagers but it soon lost its magic (no pun intended) and fell flat very quickly. I disliked the movie so much I actually didn’t even finish it. And another thing that kept annoying me were the Beasts. Every rare beast was a giant bird creature. The imagination and creativity for the beasts was so lacking that I wanted to scream at times. And the CGI was pretty lackluster. All in all, it wasn’t a great debut to the new franchise.

It fell under The Phantom Menace effect because the Fantastic Beasts series is, essentially, a prequel and its debut film wasn’t nearly as good as it could’ve been.

Now it’s time for the Fantastic Beasts sequel to avenge itself and I believe it’s on its way to achieving that goal with this first teaser. Check it out:

The first thing that caught my attention was Hogwarts. Hogwarts is such a staple in the Wizarding World. It’s like seeing the Millenium Falcon in a Star Wars trailer. You’re going to immediately get excited.

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Secondly, this movie will introduce a young Dumbledore which is AWESOME! Dumbledore was such a great wizard and to see him have more of a role as we get to know him in his younger years is even greater.

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Third, it’s an exciting teaser. The music could’ve definitely been better but I’m happy to see this teaser caught some of that magical Harry Potter essence into its trailer with an, of course, more mature aspect as well.

Oh, and the action looked pretty enticing. The action in the first Fantastic Beasts was LAME and I’m glad to see that it doesn’t look that’ll be the case this time around.

I also like the villain more this time around.

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Johnny Depp is known for playing strange characters and I know he will deliver as the villain of this new movie. In fact, I’m kind of excited to see the man who brought the dastardly Jack Sparrow to life play a wizard. That’ll be very fun to observe.

This series is undoubtedly much different than the Harry Potter series was and, if done correctly, could truly become something worth getting excited for. I love anything that’s part of the Harry Potter world so I’m hoping this movie will not disappoint and will actually be very enjoyable.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magical day.

The Reason Why I’m Not Excited for ‘Ready Player One’

I love Steven Spielberg movies from Jaws to Jurassic Park and Gremlins, etc. His films have a special magic to them that helped turn me into such a movie fan to this day. Now he has a new installment in his long list of movie credits, Ready Player One, which is coming out this Friday but instead of feeling excitement to see it I’m just waiting for it to pass on. This is why.

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I saw the movie teaser for the first time when I went to watch Thor: Ragnarok and I was blown away. It looked like such an incredible film that I would definitely want to see. But then, when I went to see The Last Jedi, I saw the full-length trailer and it didn’t excite me as much as it had previously.

Now over the past couple of weeks my anticipation for this movie has dwindled less and less and now, as it stands, I would rather watch Pacific Rim: Uprising before it, which is kind of a shame considering the poor reviews the sci-fi film has garnered. (I love Transformers movies though so I would actually probably like Pacific Rim: Uprising despite what the critics are saying.)

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Now, there’s nothing particularly wrong with this movie. The story looks interesting and it looks like it’ll be supreme eye candy in IMAX but I guess I’m discouraged from seeing this film because there’s too much publicity around it. In every tv spot for the film I see something new, a new twist in the plot or a new character, and when a movie is really good it doesn’t have to constantly hammer you with publicity to make you excited for the film.

Great movies like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War give you enough tantalizing imagery that’ll make you want to see the film without conveying any spoilers in the slightest. Now, I hope Ready Player One will do well at the box office compared to its past two IMAX predecessors (Tomb Raider and Pacific Rim: Uprising) but I won’t be one of those adding to its box office run.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer and Poster Is Here!

So earlier today I wrote a post about an Avengers: Infinity War trailer appearing tonight during March Madness but turns out it actually came out this morning and it’s finally here. First off, here’s the poster.

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Pretty awesome right? Wow, there are so many characters. And here’s the trailer:

So this is what I think about the trailer. I love the teaser, the teaser is perfect for everything that it is. The music, the action, the characters, the story, everything about the teaser was impeccable and this trailer only built on that narrative.

I loved seeing more of Thanos and the Guardians of the Galaxy, I loved seeing Shuri make an appearance in the trailer, I finally got a glimpse at Thanos’s henchmen, and overall it was an exciting trailer but there was nothing utterly jaw dropping from it and that’s a great thing.

You can’t give viewers all of the film’s nuggets before we even see the film. That would be ridiculous and it would show that the movie isn’t worth watching. The fact that Marvel Studios provided us with a trailer that gave us tantalizing imagery without giving anything away is utterly perfect. I mean come on, the movie is coming out in exactly seven weeks. If I can’t wait until April 27 to find out what’s going to happen in this movie I obviously need to take a chill pill.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing this trailer as much as I did and I am SO EXCITED to see this movie because it’s clearly going to be OFF THE CHAIN! And that last bit of the trailer with Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, lol, now that was perfect. I’m already liking this Spider-Man/Doctor Strange dynamic. *thumbs up.*

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.